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State mulls new buildings be all-electric by 2024

Ed Townsend
Posted 11/9/21

Haven Levi Julian reporting for the Jewish Press and the staff from the Brooklyn Eagle have reported that State Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblywoman Emily Gallagher are mulling a bill requiring …

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State mulls new buildings be all-electric by 2024

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Haven Levi Julian reporting for the Jewish Press and the staff from the Brooklyn Eagle have reported that State Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblywoman Emily Gallagher are mulling a bill requiring new buildings statewide to be all-electric by 2024.

The same bill would prohibit an all-electric building from converting to using fossil fuels by 2023.

Julian noted in her writing that assemblywoman Gallagher at a rally near city hall said, “we cannot allow any fossil fuel infrastructure and still reduce emissions enough to avert climate catastrophe.”

The Brooklyn Eagle reported that if the bill is passed it would, “prohibit municipalities throughout the state from issuing any new permits for the construction of new gas-powered buildings after 2023 and conversions of existing buildings after 2022, with some exceptions if there are no feasible alternatives for a particular project.”

The Brooklyn Eagle also reported that, “the organizations supporting the bill are the New York League of Conservation Voters, Sane Energy Project, Sierra Club, the Renewable Heat Now Coalition, We Act for Environmental Justice and the Alliance for a Green Economy.

If the bill passes, it would make New York the first state in America to mandate electric buildings.

The Jewish Press noted that, “real estate leaders say, however, the bill’s requirement would raise expectations of ‘too much, too soon’ pointing out that such buildings would still rely on energy generated by plants powered by fossel fuel.”

The two publications never asked politicians the question of where do they think electricity comes from.

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  • I’m sure these two nincom****s would support a bill requiring everyone to walk in the same direction to increase the Earth’s spin resulting in more wind power.

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Report this

  • DRC

    What happens when the electric power goes out as it seems to do too often? We have a whole house PROPANE generator that keeps us warm/cool, able to do everything we usually do, keeping us SAFE while the electric is out and that can be for days during the winter as has happened in the past. FOSSIL FUELS are needed for energy, including electricity!

    https://fossilfuel.com/how-fossil-fuels-are-used-to-generate-electricity/

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 Report this

  • KGH

    Continued reliance on fossil fuels and no vaccinations will lead to the extinction of humams.

    Saturday, November 13, 2021 Report this